Process Hacker News for February 19, 2018

Welcome to the Process Hacker News, your weekly roundup of useful news and updates from Process Hackers who have been guests on Hack the Process with M. David Green. This week we’ve got billionaires, soft fronts, wild hearts, and a meaningless, uncaring universe. Enjoy!


If you want to center your business around love and inspiration, sign up for The Heart of Money, a course created by Mark Silver which starts on February 28.


A free online summit hosted by Tom Morkes called the $100K Launch School begins February 19th and runs until the 24th. Two of our other past Hack the Process guests, Brennan Dunn and Ryan Waggoner, along with myself, are among the featured speakers.

As a speaker at Relationships and the Health-Promoting Power of Connection Across the Lifespan, Rhonda Magee will be discussing the value of compassionate, inclusive communication. This event will be held at UCLA from March 16 to 18.

Are you wondering what role managers play in Agile teams? On February 28, Ron Lichty will be speaking about that to the Beyond Agile group at Impact Hub in Seattle.


Looking for funding for your tech projects related to diversity and inclusion? Ashe Dryden and her team at Fund Club would love to give you a hand. Apply now!


Rich Mironov was interviewed on InfoQ’s Engineering Culture podcast about product development trends.

Entrepreneur Naveen Jain guests on The Inner Changemaker Podcast with Jay Wong to explain what’s involved in becoming a billionaire.

Anxiety and depression are ongoing life issues Pace Smith and Kyeli have to deal with. In the latest podcast episode of The Dervish and the Mermaid, they share how some recent medication changes help them not care whether the universe is a meaningless, uncaring void.


Process Street, founded by Vinay Patankar was featured on as one of four tools to run your company remotely.

LeadFuze led by Justin McGill recently published a new article showing some copywriting principles to test out in sales and email campaigns.

Recommended Resources

In Brene Brown’s most recent interview on the On Being Podcast, she emphasizes the importance of having a strong back, soft front and a wild heart. Brene was referenced by two of our past guests, Kate Swoboda and Heather Chauvin.

Living Compassion has opened registration for two workshops, Conscious Compassionate Action and Parenting with the Mentor. Cheri Huber, admired by Kate Swoboda and referenced during Mike Massy’s episode of Hack the Process, is a mindfulness teacher and the founder of Living Compassion.

Nathan Curtis, founder of user experince design firm EightShapes and a recommendation made by Hack the Process guest Jina Anne, explains Design system intermediaries in his latest blog post.

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Process Hacker News for February 5, 2018

Welcome to the Process Hacker News, your weekly roundup of useful news and updates from Process Hackers who have been guests on Hack the Process with M. David Green. This week we’ve got meditation retreats, funding good tech, boosting sales, and more. Enjoy!


RightMessage, a new automated content personalization tool, just launched, and Brennan Dunn could use your help in spreading the good news!


Fund Club, which was co-founded by Ashe Dryden, was able to raise $7800 in January to help bring back ThurstHQ, a safe dating app that lets queer people of any gender connect online. You can support Fund Club too!


Thanks to Kimberly Wiefling for sharing news about the Women of MENA in Technology Conference which features women of Middle Eastern and North American backgrounds in tech. It’s happening at Oath in Sunnyvale, California on February 10.

Join Lisa Dale Miller for a day of meditation on February 10 at Equanimity: Freedom Beyond Identity and Preference in Santa Cruz.

Awaken clarity and experience results by joining The Elevation Effect, a two-day gathering for men that will be led by JuVan Langford from April 28 to 29 in London.


Our most recent guest on Hack the Process, Mike Massy, just uploaded a new video recording of his song, Qalbi. Give it a listen!

Sarah Cooper dreamed of being a comedian but ended up with Plan B: working for Google. Hear her talk about her career detour and her upcoming book on the Recode Decode Podcast.


Process Street by Vinay Patankar has published some new blog posts by Benjamin Brandall and Ben Mulholland on simple process creation methods and lean manufacturing principles for quality results.

Google Alerts can help boost your sales. Find out how with step-by-step examples in this article from LeadFuze, founded by Justin McGill.

Recommended Resources

The annual Wisdom 2.0 Conference is coming up this month, from the 22nd to the 24th of February in San Francisco. Guest speakers include some Hack the Process recommendations such as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield and Chade Meng-Tan. They were people who influenced Bill Duane, Lisa Dale Miller, Rhonda Magee, and Loic LeMeur.

When designing an interface, how do you understand the needs of users? Paul Boag, a resource mentioned by Curtis McHale, may be able to help you figure that out on the latest episode of the Boagworld podcast.

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Process Hacker News for December 11, 2017


Having trouble getting started? Here are 5 Businesses You Can Start Today from the latest $100 MBA episode by Omar Zenhom.

From working with motivation guru Tony Robbins to being a host of her own podcast, Amy Porterfield tells In The Trenches podcast host Tom Morkes about her career, social media marketing, and how to build a digital product empire.

Listen to social media marketing expert David Schloss as he describes overcoming adversity with Luis Congdon on the Thriving Launch podcast.

Wow! Carter Thomas’s Coin Mastery just hit over 60,000 subscribers! In his newest episode the trading value of Bitcoin compared to US dollars is explained as well. Join up to learn more about cryptocurrency trends.

Many businesses struggle before they start to do better. Gavin Zuchlinski, reveals why wanted to end Acuity Scheduling before its breakthrough and why he didn’t in an interview on Tribe of Entrepreneurs.


Have you ever tried Lucid Dreaming? founder, Loic Le Meur, shares the knowledge he’s gathered from the book Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life by Stephen LaBerge.

Accidents can be damaging both emotionally and physically, but Frank Strona’s got some tips on what to do after an injury.

Simply paying for Unconscious Bias Training for your employees isn’t enough to make it effective. But you can read several recommendations by Diversity and Inclusion Consultant Michelle Kim about how to prevent it from backfiring.


Can you spare three minutes of your time to fill in a survey for Upbeat PR, the new startup from Ricky Yean? Besides doing PR for your firm, he might be able to hook you up with a press page too!

Recommended Resources

The List, a technothriller written by J. A. Konrath, is now free for a limited time only! Tom Corson-Knowles found inspiration in J. A. Konrath’s words.

To avoid feeling disappointed by the outcome of what we do, we should measure the process, not the results according to Jeff Goins in his latest motivational podcast episode. Curtis McHale mentioned Jeff on his epissode of Hack the Process.

If you’ve never heard of Kolbe Assessment and how it’s used to discover your innate strengths, listen to Natalie Eckdahl’s interview with Andrea MacKenzie of Lead with Harmony. Maria Dismondy spoke highly of Natalie in her own interview here at Hack the Process.

Sarah Andersen, creator of Sarah’s Scribbles and recommended by Sarah Cooper, speaks about the power of comics in her interview on NYLA Talks.

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Process Hacker News for December 4, 2017


Gary Vaynerchuk shares his take on mobile apps, cryptocurrency and intuition when he appears as a guest on Adam Siddiq’s podcast, The Soulfully Optimized Life.

Pay attention to Alex Cespedes’s advice: “Better writing starts with the title,” in his latest Project Book podcast episode.

Oftentimes, we want to shape our children into perfection, but there is a huge difference between parenting and “childrening.” Listen in as Guy and Ilan Ferdman share a reasonable argument in their latest episode. Also check out their two new videos about breaking old habits and getting a growth mindset on their YouTube channel.


The Lead Fuze Blog by Justin McGill has just been recognized in Quickbooks’ list of 100 Best Business Blogs. Check out the latest Lead Fuze article on 5 pricing strategies, written by Ruben Gamez.

The latest The Virtually Anywhere Daily curation is now out! Be sure to check out all the articles and videos shared by our most recent Hack the Process guest, Michelle Dale.


Andi Galpern brings you CascadeSF’s UXNight: The Blockchain on January 17, where blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency are the main themes. Take advantage of a more affordable ticket price if you register before the end of December.


Take a sneak peek at the interface of RightMessage, an up and coming on-site personalization product, co-founded by Brennan Dunn.

Share Ryan Waggoner’s tweet and take advantage of a 30% discount on, his lead generation system for freelancers.


Ashe Dryden just tweeted about donating GED textbooks to women in prison. Can you spare $20 for a good cause?

Recommended Resources

Huawei has been making waves as the third largest mobile phone company, and Shel Israel points out why Huawei is among the smartest social marketers on a recent Medium post. Previous Hack the Process guest, Tara Hunt told us that she was inspired by Shel’s work.

If you’re looking for the best entrepreneurship books, Pat Flynn recommends his top business books for 2017. Watch the video until the end for a chance to get a free copy of his current favorite! Nicaila Matthews, Omar Zenhom and Paula Jenkins have all spoken of how Pat Flynn influenced them.

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Process Hacker News for November 27, 2017


WebinarNinja founder Omar Zenhom reveals how to create a successful Saas business during his interview on OkDork. Omar’s own $100 MBA Podcast also just published a new episode, where you can listen to him discuss whether it’s better to hire early or late.

Conversations and cocktails are the stars of Hampton Catlin’s podcast, We Have A Microphone. In their latest episode, Hampton and Michael drink Kew Garden Coolers and have a little chat about the FCC, film classifications and pickles.

Pam Wasley was a guest on the Support is Sexy Podcast, where she shares her entrepreneurship journey and explains how interim executives are changing the workforce.

The OuchSourcing Podcast had Vinay Patankar on as a guest. In the interview, Vinay emphasizes the importance of process documentation.


Do hard things. Why? Read what Kate Swoboda has to say in her latest blog entry.


BravHery is a live, two-day event in the UK from January 13 to 14, where JuVan Langford will coach women live to help them achieve clarity and awareness.

For all you Quarter Moon-level Patreon patrons who can’t make it to the Clarity Conference on Design Systems this week, Jina Anne rewards you with access to all the Clarity Conference videos when they’re released to the attendees. Last year’s Clarity videos are up on YouTube already, and well worth a look.


Alex Hillman just announced that the Stacking the Bricks Cyber Monday Bundle is up! To get more details on this discounted jump-start for your own product business, subscribe to their mailing list.

Resource News

What do KSwiss, Mindset, and Michael Jordan have in common? Gary Vaynerchuk! Hear him chat all about these topics on his third time on The Breakfast Club. Tara Hunt and Malek Banoun both spoke highly of Gary in their interviews on Hack the Process.

Buddhist practitioner and author, Jack Kornfield dives into how loving awareness can shift one’s sense of self into enlightened wisdom in his recent podcast entry. Jack is one of the folks recommended by Loic Le Meur.

Leslie Mac invites you to share on Giving Tuesday, a national fundraising event happening on November 28, centered on giving back to black women. Michelle Kim is one of the individuals greatly influenced by Leslie’s work.

Note: Thanks for all the positive feedback about this feature. I’ve started sending expanded weekly updates to the mailing list as well. Come join the Process Hacker community and stay up to date on what our amazing guests and the folks they follow have been up to.